Art and Soul: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Art and Soul puts a modern spin on Southern hoe cakes. This one is topped with cured salmon, caperberries, and dill creme fraiche.
Art and Soul puts a modern spin on Southern hoe cakes. This one is topped with cured salmon, caperberries, and dill creme fraiche.

When chef/owner Art Smith worked as Oprah’s chef, her BFF Gayle King fell hard for his lemon-yogurt pancakes—and they’re indeed a terrific way to start the day. Other excellent options at his early-rising dining room in the shadow of the Capitol include a breakfast sandwich with sharp cheddar and sweet-salty maple bacon and—for lighter appetites—a fruit parfait with Greek yogurt and local honey. Monday through Friday 6:30 to 10:30 am, Saturday and Sunday 7:30 to 3:30.

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